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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2018-07-05

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/24 Chicken from Ukraine
2018/04/04 Impact of the US measures and safeguard clause
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/11/08 Impact of Brexit and the Paradise Papers scandal on the Isle of Man's membership of the European Customs Union
2017/04/27 Safeguard measures for European rice producers
2017/04/18 Unfair competition - wines of European origin marketed under French-sounding brand names
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/05/19 Spotted-wing drosophila and cherry producers in the south of France
2016/04/13 Safeguard measures to protect the South African market against imports of European chicken
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2015/01/30 Common Fisheries Policy and technical measures for the Mediterranean Sea
2014/11/13 Pesticide and insecticide use along the EU's Mediterranean arc
2018/05/31 Communications satellites and 5G in Europe
2018/03/26 Legal order: clarification
2018/02/05 Lesser duty rule
2017/07/11 Anti-dumping case R648 and NOMAD
2017/03/28 Punitive anti-dumping duty
2016/12/19 The new anti-dumping methodology (NOMAD)
2016/12/19 Galileo
2016/07/05 Case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in France
2016/05/19 Trade defence instruments - lesser duty
2016/02/23 Using the Galileo signal
2016/01/04 Satellites, the internet and Daesh
2015/05/30 Social and fiscal dumping in the lifting industry
2015/03/16 Internet and mobile prices
2015/01/14 Social security benefit and beneficiaryʼs country of residence
2014/08/28 Galileo - failure to launch two satellites into orbit
2017/12/13 State of play of the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investments with China
2017/06/26 EU-Mercosur trade agreement and food standards
2017/03/27 Free trade agreement with Mercosur and the beef sector
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/04/30 TTIP - Keeping the public better informed
2015/03/26 Referral of the EU-Singapore agreement to the CJEU
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2014/10/15 Free trade agreement between the European Union and Singapore
2018/05/07 Erasmus+ (budget)
2018/03/23 Less-favoured agricultural areas
2018/02/05 Space - the future of research and innovation
2017/12/08 Research and innovation for the competitiveness of the European aeronautic sector
2017/11/24 Space - international competition, institutional markets and Earth observation programme
2017/11/08 VAT fraud scandal in the United Kingdom
2017/06/26 Union law and control of foreign investment
2017/05/29 Proposal for a directive on the proportionality test and the subsidiarity principle
2017/03/28 Horizon 2020/next Research and Development Framework Programme
2016/05/27 Transmission of flight data by satellite
2015/06/30 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
2015/05/05 Gulf airlines
2015/04/30 Waste collection
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/03/03 Mosquito control, research and treatment
2014/11/27 VAT Directive - Equestrianism
2014/08/28 Creative Europe programme: historical events
2014/08/28 Icelandic volcanos - crises in the skies over Europe
2014/07/24 Airspace monitoring - the flight MH17 disaster
2018/02/05 GSP+ trade preferences granted to Pakistan in 2014
2018/01/11 Roaming and Brexit
2017/11/08 Glyphosate and international trade
2017/09/22 Reciprocity in trade relations between the EU and third countries
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2017/01/30 Brexit - UK-US trade relations
2017/01/30 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations
2016/09/29 ICAO - Taiwan
2016/09/29 VP/HR - Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling - Spratly and Paracel Islands
2016/07/13 Impact of Brexit on beef quotas agreed under CETA
2016/01/28 PDO - derogation for slaughter
2015/11/24 Trade safeguards
2015/10/30 GMO authorisation
2015/07/28 UK referendum
2014/10/09 EU-Taiwan trade relations
2018/02/05 Airport charges: developments and reforms
2016/12/19 China's market economy status
2016/05/19 Market economy status (MES) for China - creation of support fund
2016/02/02 China's market economy status and the 16+1 group
2015/09/29 China - market economy status
2015/09/11 Intra-group and intra-company posting of workers among companies in the EU market
2017/10/12 Air passenger rights
2017/02/20 Cadmium limits for phosphate fertilisers
2016/09/30 Qualifications held by dental surgeons and freedom of movement
2016/02/03 Qualifying conditions for the Winter Fuel Payment
2015/10/30 Road transport
2015/10/30 Worsening human rights situation in Turkey
2015/10/30 Monitoring air traffic
2015/06/30 Road transport - 44-tonne limit
2015/03/03 Air transport: subsidies and anti-competitive conduct
2015/03/03 Air transport: contracts
2018/02/07 Protection of the 'leather' designation
2018/02/05 Further education - Conversion of grading systems
2017/10/12 Discussions on unfair competition
2017/09/29 Adjusting competition policy
2017/09/29 Coordination group with Member States to screen foreign investment
2017/04/24 Stabilisation mechanism for bananas from Nicaragua
2016/10/04 Vietnam's special consumption tax reform on wines and spirits
2016/09/28 Status of the Canis lupus wolf
2016/08/31 Chocolate: cocoa content and competition
2016/01/14 Technical crew member on board SAMU helicopters
2015/06/30 Constraints affecting the equipment used by fire services
2015/06/30 Xylella fastidiosa
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/02/03 Licensing problems in Vietnam
2015/02/02 Coordination between labour inspectorates at EU level
2015/01/27 Label of origin for manufactured craft products
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/11/06 Protection of the species Canis lupus
2017/09/05 CETA - Tariff quotas for cheese and other sensitive sectors
2017/06/26 Delay in CETA's provisional application?
2017/05/31 Support for the resumption of foie gras production
2017/03/15 Delay with CAP support payments in France
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/11/07 Tobacco: combating smuggling and promoting price harmonisation in the EU
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/09/29 State of deployment of high-speed rail lines in Europe
2015/07/28 EASA - Certification
2015/07/09 Biocides: approval and funding
2015/04/30 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 868/2004 in the Aviation Package
2015/04/14 Recognition of oak and chestnut forests in the new 2014-2020 CAP regulations
2015/03/26 Very high-speed internet access via satellite
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/02/04 Apiculture - Aethina tumida
2015/02/02 State aid for regional airports: study prior to the revision of the guidelines
2018/06/13 Commercial reciprocity for the European jewellery sector
2017/11/08 Exploration and utilisation of space resources
2017/09/13 Space sector & European defence policy
2017/06/29 US/European Commission - Boeing/Airbus - WTO dispute
2017/06/01 Ban on electronic devices in the cabins of commercial aircraft
2017/05/31 The space sector - European preference
2017/05/31 Brexit and the aviation sector
2017/03/27 Economic diplomacy - the space industry
2017/02/20 Situation in the rice-growing sector - Camargue (France) and Europe
2016/02/29 Temporary licence plates for imported vehicles
2016/02/04 Aviation agreements: the role of the European Parliament
2015/10/30 European space sector
2015/09/29 ICAO - Competition in the aviation sector
2015/09/29 European emergency number - 112
2015/07/28 Pesticides
2014/10/15 Rules providing for State aid to the banking sector - temporary rules